If you don't recognize the character in the image - you're probably not a skateboarder. Any skateboarder will instantly identify him as "The Ripper" from Powell Peralta. (See what I did there - Ripper, like Stitch-Ripper, ha ha, wink wink). Anywho I'm a big fan - I've been riding Bones wheels for as long as I've been searching for Animal Chin.
While this isn't technically my first embroidery, it IS the first time that I've embroidered a project of my own, (that I'm totally going to wear) including creating my own .VP3 file.
And I had a _lot_ of fun doing it.
I did a little Gimping with the image before importing into the Embroidery Software. The image was simplified to 4 colours, each colour was broken out into it's own layer, and then each layer was imported one at a time. Once all the layers were in, it was a simple matter to stack them back up, and export to .VP3. Then loaded that file into a Designer Ruby DeLuxe, which proceeded to stomp the stitch-out like Rodney Mullen stomps a kick-flip!
One of the things I figured out early on is that white can be tough to work with on screen - but the finished product is going to come out with whatever colour thread you loaded into the machine. That's why his face is blue on the computer.
And did I mention that Embroidery Software is on sale this month down at Pine Ridge Knit & Sew?
Just wanted to send a big shout out to Sewing SpecialistEmily Baker who was here yesterday to help us with an EPIC introduction.
I really have to hand it to the engineering team at Husqvarna Viking. The Designer EPIC represents a meshing of human and machine that we've only just begun to realize. The hardware is effortless behind an intuitive touch screen interface.
The Robotics Enthusiast in me says "Well Done". Here's a machine that carries out complex instructions with minimal fuss.
The Store Owner in me says "Well Done". Here's a product the customers already LOVE that will continue to improve for years to come. That's the kind of product we want to support.
The Husband in me says "Well Done". My wife giggles every time she sits down in front of it.
By: Tony Tedball 2016/06/09 Categories: Embroidery